I had an idea. The idea was to learn a new lace pattern. While learning the new lace pattern, I had an idea of making a curtain for my new house using the lace pattern. Actually, the idea for the curtain came after I had ripped out and restarted the lace shawl I was making with lace weight merino about 8 times and the wool was frayed beyond use. Cotton is much better for such an exercise and it's what I wanted to use for the curtain. Necessity, invention. So I had an idea.